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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Mar 24, 2012 6:23 AM CST
I have never used Tide either.
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fiwit
Mar 24, 2012 11:33 AM CST
I heard this morning that if you plant sweet alyssum in your daylily beds, you won't have thrips. The alyssum attracts an insect that eats the thrips.
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I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
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Name: tabby
denver, colorado zone 5
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tabby
Mar 24, 2012 11:54 AM CST
I wonder if the alyssum work work for roses too? Couldn't hurt to try.

I've been using Orvis for years for clothes. It's just soap with no dyes or scents and is found in farm supply stores for washing animals. Good for those of us with allergies and also many quilters love it for washing their fabric and quilts.
Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Mar 24, 2012 1:04 PM CST
I plant lots of alyssum around my flower and daylily beds every year and to my knowledge I have not had them, of course it could be that they are all frozen to death during our long cold winter!! Rolling on the floor laughing I love the way it perfumes the garden all summer and into fall. Thumbs up
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Mar 24, 2012 1:55 PM CST
I have some alyssum in my beds. Guess I'll have to get more.
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Ohio (Zone 6a)
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daylily
Mar 24, 2012 7:27 PM CST
Tabby - when you said Orvis - I thought of a huge tub like thing of whitish soapy stuff that I used to get to bathe my horses! I have not thought of Orvis for years! Never would have thought it could be used for other things.

This has been a weird thread. I am not moving the laundry soap replies because dormantsrule did include it in the original post.... so it is on topic for this thread, even though off topic for the forum. Who would think of Gall Midge and Tide in the same post? Shrug! Whistling
Name: tabby
denver, colorado zone 5
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tabby
Mar 24, 2012 7:54 PM CST
Daylily, yup, that huge tub of whitish soapy stuff is what I use. I first learned about it from quilters.
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dormantsrule
Jun 16, 2012 7:02 PM CST
Have you ever walked out the door to the garden and there's a stranger standing in it? Nothing like trespassing into someone's backyard to entertain yourself. "I heard you grow flowers and finally had time in my schedule to take a look." Am I really supposed to be pleased that my backyard fit into her schedule? This is private property, not Longwood Gardens. I would never, ever stroll up someone's drive uninvited and unannounced. The funny thing is if she had knocked first I would have been thrilled to show off the daylilies and heux. It's bad enough when you have uninvited voles, rabbits by the millions, aphids, thrips and tarnished plant bugs. This is the 3rd time since last summer this has happened.
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Name: Dick Henley
Central Ohio (Zone 6a)
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poplarcreek
Jun 16, 2012 8:52 PM CST
For those of you that use Tide, it does come in an odor-free formula. We use it when we need some heavy-duty cleaning power.
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Jun 17, 2012 5:14 AM CST
Dormanstrule, I live in the suburbs of Detroit and although I have never had a problem with people coming in my yard, I have children to deal with that haven't been properly taught by their parents to respect other peoples property. I do a lot of hybridizing and I do have plants outside of my fenced yard that I do pollinate and mark with paper clips. One day I was sitting on my back porch and a mother and her 7 or 8 year old daughter were walking by. The scapes that I had pollinated were sticking through the fence and this little girl proceeded to remove the paper clips off the flowers while I was sitting there watching. They knew I was there and kept on doing this. Finally I just had to say something. They looked at me astonished like I was in the wrong and that they had a right to take my paper clips. I honestly don't know what parents are teaching their kids these days.
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dormantsrule
Jun 17, 2012 10:54 AM CST
Cindy - Isn't it amazing some adult's sense of cluelessness. Clearly, since paper clips don't gow on flowers there must be a reason they are attached and a clueless mother is annoyed with you.

A friend dropped by with her gd in the spring and while we were all out back the gd began to pull up garden markers. She was to young to know and her gm kept apologizing. Things happen. But when people think that everything revolves around them it really gripes me.
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daylilydreams
Jun 17, 2012 11:06 AM CST
We have children in our neighborhood and never have a problem with any of them coming into my garden. One of the young couples has a mother that also loves to garden and one of their little boys said to me 'That sure is some garden you have' the little ones are taught to keep out of my garden by their parents. How lucky am I. Thumbs up Hilarious! They all seem more interested in playing with all their toys and swingsets. Hurray! Oh yeah we have a two and a half foot high fence partially around a portion of the garden and we have some trees that create a visual boundry, which creates a reminder that this is a garden not a ball field.
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